Green for Grenfell

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The government is supporting the Green for Grenfell Day which takes place on 15 June 2018. The event, organised by Grenfell United, is designed to celebrate a spirit of unity and collaboration. The event will reflect how the community around the Tower and all over the UK came together to help after the tragedy last year.

The Grenfell community would like as many schools and community groups as possible to get involved, from wearing something green, to fundraising or sharing stories and photos about the day on social media.

Secretary of State for Housing the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:

“The Grenfell fire was an unimaginable tragedy and as we approach one year since that terrible day, it will be a time to reflect and to remember.” “I am pleased we are able to support Grenfell United and the community in promoting this important day.”

Sandra Ruiz, from Grenfell United, said:

Green for Grenfell Day is an opportunity to celebrate community spirit up and down the country. In the days after the fire, a community of volunteers surrounded us and helped us through the most difficult of times.

If there is to be a positive legacy from this tragedy, we hope it is that we celebrate and emulate here in North Kensington, and across the country, the community spirit that we saw in the days, weeks and months after the fire. We hope communities and schools will get behind it and it will bring good to people around the country.

Anything that brings your community together is what Green for Grenfell Day is all about, that could be wearing green to school, planting trees, painting a community area, holding a coffee morning, anything that celebrates community. We hope people will join with us to make this a special and positive day.

St Martin’s have created a special Green for Grenfell Prayer Wall. This has been bringing our community together in prayer, for hope and peace for all those affected by this tragedy. Students and staff have also been wearing stems of fresh leaves collected from our gardens as a sign of new life, growth and hope for the future.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families who are continuing to try to make sense of what happened and rebuild their lives. Find out more about Green for Grenfell Day by visiting their website.